Taxon profile


Turbonilla realejoensis J. G. Hertlein & A. M. Strong, 1951

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Gastropoda - gastropods »  order Allogastropoda »  family Pyramidellidae »  genus Turbonilla


Turbonilla realejoensis

Author: Hertlein, L.G. & Strong, A.M.

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Shell small, elongate-conic, vitreous, nucleus deeply, obliquely immersed in the first of the following whorls above which only the tilted edge appears; normal whorls 6, with the greatest diameter at about the lower third where they are angulated, almost flat above and below the angle; spiral sculpture of a low cord just below the suture and a second on the angle, bounded by shallow grooves; entire surface with microscopic spiral lines; axial sculpture of faint indications of ribs, most noticeable on the upper whorls, and very fine lines of growth; periphery rounded, without definite marking; base rather long, well rounded, marked with numerous microscopic spiral striations and stronger lines of growth; aperture ovate, outer lip thin, showing the spiral cord within, columella very slender. The type measures: length, 2.7 mm.; diameter, 1.0 mm.
Hertlein, L.G. & Strong, A.M., 1951; Mollusks from the W. Coast of Mexico & Central America. Part 10

Interchangeable taxa

The shell of this species differs from that of Turbonilla (Cingulina) academica Strong & Hertlein in that the penultimate whorl is sculptured with 2 rather than 3 spiral cords.
Hertlein, L.G. & Strong, A.M., 1951; Mollusks from the W. Coast of Mexico & Central America. Part 10


Near Corinto, Nicaragua.
Author: Jan Delsing

Links and literature

EN Galli C.: WMSDB - Wolrdwide Mollusc Species Data Base July 10, 2013 [] [as Turbonilla realejoensis Hertlein & Strong, 1951]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2013

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